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Full nameBitola
Official nameBitola
Other nameБитола
MottoBitola, babam Bitola
CountryRepublic of Macedonia
MunicipalityBitola municipality
MayorVladimir Taleski
Total Area163 sq mi (422.39 km2)
Elevation1889.8 ft (+576 m)
Total Population95385 (2002)
Metro (pop.)122173
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
Postal codes7000
Area code389 047
Patron saintsSaint Nectarios of Bitola

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Bitola ( -mkˈbitɔɫaMk-Bitola is a city in the southwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia. The city is an administrative, cultural, industrial, commercial, and educational centre. It is located in the southern part of the Pelagonia valley, surrounded by the Baba and Nidže mountains, 14 km north of the Medžitlija-Níki border crossing with Greece. It is an important junction connecting the south of the Adriatic Sea with the Aegean Sea and Central Europe. It has been known since the Ottoman period as "the city of the consuls", since many European countries have consulates in Bitola. According to some sources, Bitola is the second or third largest town in the country, competing with Kumanovo. Bitola is also the seat of the Bitola Municipality.

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